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French Strawberry Pie

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Ingredients
  9 inch pie shell 1 , baked
  Cream cheese 3 Ounce (1 Package)
  Cream 3 Teaspoon
  Strawberries 1 Quart
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Whipped cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 4 Drop
Directions

Blend the cream cheese and cream until soft and smooth.
Spread over the cooled pie shell.
Wash and hull the berries.
Select one half of the best ones.
If they are large, slice in half.
Add sugar to the rest and let stand until juicy.
Mash and rub through a sieve.
Mix this puree with the cornstarch.
Add a few drops of lemon juice.
Cook this mixture until thick and transparent, stirring constantly.
Cool and put half over the cream cheese.
Arrange the berries in the sauce then pour the remaining puree over the berries and chill.
Top with sweetened whipped cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Servings: 
8

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1 Comment

Stacey Murray's picture
Great recipe, it works just as well without using the sieve...I don't have one. I also added some vanilla to the cream mixture, 2 tsp. Cooking the crust before filling is a nice suggestion, keeps it from getting soggy.